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Giving You Reliable Power

It’s a simple premise: when you flip the switch at home, the lights should come on. And at Access Energy Cooperative, we work hard to ensure you have electricity every hour of every day. It’s what we do; we’re here for you, our member-owners.      Even as we upgrade the distribution system to improve […]

Energy Efficiency Goals

At the December board meeting, the Board of Directors approved our energy efficiency goals for 2010 through 2014. This was a part of legislation that passed in 2008 requiring all electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in Iowa to undertake a study of their energy efficiency potential. We were fortunate to be able to utilize much […]

Clearing for Reliability & Safety

One of the most common – and crucial – ways that Access Energy Cooperative provides you with safe, reliable electric service, is referred to as right-of-way (ROW) clearing or vegetation management.      A right of way (ROW) refers to a strip of land underneath or around power lines that your electric cooperative has the […]

Contractors working for us

We have a number of contractors working throughout the service territory. We currently have three contractors working rebuilding lines as part of our FEMA Mitigation Project. By early March, I expect to have a total of five contractors working in the system.  Presently we have Croft Electric out of Troy, Missouri working in the Donnellson […]

Compare Heating Sources for Efficiency

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for nearly half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most households. While few people enjoy spending money on home heating fuels, most of us are willing to pay for it for our comfort.    […]

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